Hillary Clinton’s Accomplishments as Secretary of State-Fiction!

Hillary Clinton’s Accomplishments as Secretary of StateFiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a nonsensical answer when asked what her most proud accomplishment was as secretary of state on March 11, 2014.

The Truth:

There’s no record of Hillary Clinton making this particular statement about her proudest accomplishment as secretary of state in March 2014.

Clinton has, however, faced criticism for her response to the question on several occasions in the past, which may have inspired the eRumor.

At the fifth annual Women in the World Summit in April 2014, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman posed the question to Clinton.

“Well, I really see … That was good,” Clinton replied to laughter from the audience. “That’s why he wins prizes. Look, I see my role as secretary, and in fact, leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. I mean, you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.”

Clinton went on to cite the administration’s ability to exhibit “solid leadership” around the world while simultaneously dealing with the domestic economic crisis in her response.

Critics also chided Clinton for her response to the question in an interview with ABC News in June 2014. 

Posted 10/08/14